In this post, we continue our exploration of built structure that respond to the geography of their site. These designs attempt to blend into the surrounding landscape, seeking a sense of harmony with the natural world.
Month: July 2023
Every site has a unique character. Taking inspiration from Nature, some architects seek to seamlessly incorporate built structures into the landscape rather than construct them on top of it. Such designs mimic the surroundings, taking their natural tone, texture, and organic forms to follow the topographic contours.
Once thought of as the building material of the poor, bamboo is now being used more prominently in all types of architecture the world over. Being one of the strongest materials on the planet and one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, bamboo is used in structures ranging from pavilions to tree mosques.
Many people love living on water. This can reduce the negative effects of heat, and improve the residents’ well-being. Floating houses combine “home” and “boat” into an all-weather lovable design that is flexible and adaptable to different water levels, which makes them very effective in dealing with floods. So, will you take the plunge?
Antoni Gaudí was a Spanish architect and designer from Catalonia, known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. One of his most famous and often-repeated phrases was, ‘originality is returning to the origin.’ For Gaudi, a deeply religious man, this origin was nature. Gaudi viewed the natural world as perfect, a creation from which he drew inspiration. Even today, architects take cues from his bespoke creations nature-based.
Limited-edition drop collections and special collaborations is what streetwear brands have always relied on to hold attention of their loyal consumers. This incredibly successful model has now been adopted by fast food companies as well. These streetwear x food collaborations and fast food inspired streetwear represent the next stage of this long-standing trend offering a combination that speaks to your tastes on multiple levels.